Speed Skating Fall Results In Shattered Glass (Video)

speed skating glass shatterWith the absence of 100 mph slap shots and bone-crushing body checks, you wouldn’t expect the sport of speed skating to provide many, if any, glass shattering moments.  However, the speed skaters taking part in the Ontario Cup in Belleville, Ontario on Sunday managed to change all of that.

During one of the short track events, a collision between two skaters coming out of a corner resulted in one of those skaters sliding hard into the boards before shattering a pane of glass with his (or her) upright skate.  Needless to say, it was more contact than what spectators situated three hours away at the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa were treated to during the 2012 NHL All-Star Game.

Check it out.

Hat Tip – [Reddit]

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